Applying Pension Laws to the Coast Guard: Hearing Before the Committee on Pensions, House of Representatives, Seventieth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 14807, a Bill to Apply the Pension Laws to the Coast Guard. January 29, 1929

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Page 20 - ... the Coast Guard, which shall constitute a part of the military forces of the United States and which shall operate under the Treasury Department in time of peace and operate as a part of the Navy, subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy, in time of war or when the President shall so direct.
Page 20 - Navy, it served with marked distinction in every war in which the United States has been engaged. and its history is replete with incidents of distinguished service rendered in defence of the country.
Page 5 - The act of January 28, 1915, provided that the Coast Guard be created in lieu of the then existing Revenue-Cutter Service and the Life-Saving Service, and to be composed of those two organizations. It also provided that it shall constitute a part of the military forces of the United States, and shall operate under the Treasury Department in time of peace and operate as a part of the Navy, subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy, in time of war or when the President shall so direct. In...
Page 14 - ... other than those of the Regular Navy and Marine Corps, and nothing in this section shall be construed to apply in commissioned grades to any officers except those holding permanent or probationary appointments in the Regular Navy or Marine Corps: Provided...
Page 2 - In the World War the percentage of battle losses — that is, deaths due directly to enemy action — was greater in the Coast Guard than in the Army itself, exclusive of the marines.
Page 2 - War the greatest individual loss sustained by our naval forces, with one exception, was the loss of the Coast Guard cutter Tampa, sunk by an enemy submarine, when 115 officers and men were lost, every soul on board.
Page 20 - Service, to be composed of those two existing organizations, with existing offices and positions and the incumbent officers jmd men of those two services, the Coast Guard, which shall constitute a part of the military forces of the United States and which shall operate under the Treasury Department in time...
Page 19 - Lookout reported seeing a great mass of water shoot up in the air which seemed to cover the after portion of a steamer that was about seven miles...
Page 16 - ... enforcement of law to provide for safety of life on navigable waters during regattas and marine parades; protection of game and the seal and other fisheries in Alaska, etc.
Page 22 - ... waves were high and short, coming around both bow and stern. This, with the backwash from the pier. made a nasty cross sea. The temperature stood at 18 above zero, and the water froze as it fell, coating everything it touched with ice. Moreover, the furiosuly driving snow was like a curtain, blown aside at intervals to disclose to the onlookers a more or less obscured picture of the stricken vessel. A shot from the Lyle gun placed a line fairly over the bowsprit of the steamer — the only...

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